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“Dangerous Prayers” is an excellent read on 50 prayers that changed the world. Around 200 pages, the book is organized as follows:
– 1-2 page biography of a person (although the book focuses on those who were in ministry, other areas such as music and politics are covered).
– An attractive portrait of the person.
– The prayer the person wrote…[Read more]
“A Different College Experience” is an excellent title for any parent or prospective student who wants to, as the title suggests, have a college experience that is so different than what the typical college student will have. Being a college student, depending on the student’s worldview and decisions, can be a type of great learning and maturity…[Read more]
“How Neighborhoods Make Us Sick” is a good read on addressing the social, economic, spiritual, physical, and other ills of our society by acting locally. The authors, employed in the healthcare industry, cover many topics in their book, including:
1. Various ways our communities suffer: economic, environmental, educational, social, etc.
2. How…[Read more]
“The Politics of Ministry” is an enlightening read on the reality of politics in the church. Like it or not, politics is all around us, including in God’s house. While politics is ever-present and cannot be avoided, believers in Jesus Christ are to act differently than the world when it comes to using power and influence to get things…[Read more]
“The New You” is a great read on improving your wellness in several areas (physical, emotional, spiritual, mental) so you can have a better overall life and better serve the Lord and others. Around 200 pages, the book addresses several important topics, including:
1. Suggestions for being a friend first to others and open an opportunity for…[Read more]
“True You” by Michelle DeRusha is a good title on becoming the person God wants you to be and to stop letting the world mold you into its expectations for you life. Around 220 pages, the book addresses such topics as:
1. Being too busy can keep us from truly becoming the person God wants us to be.
2. We can become so self-protective in our…[Read more]
“Inexpressible” by Michael Card is a good read on the concept of hesed (expression of God’s character and lovingkindness towards us that cannot be described in a single English word or concept). Around 140 pages, the author describes hesed in his own personal life and examples from the Bible. Among the several points covered include:
1. Receiving…[Read more]
“Stories Behind The Great Traditions Of Christmas” is a great little read on the different parts of Christmas we see around us (tree, lights, mistletoe, etc.) but do not know how they become part of the holiday. At almost 200 pages, the author has included much helpful information about the origins of many traditions, some of which I already knew…[Read more]
“Made For The Journey” by Elisabeth Elliott describes the experiences she encountered while serving as a missionary in Ecuador. The wife of martyred missionary Jim Elliott, she writes with clarity of her experiences, both good and bad, about the challenges she faced while ministering in the jungles:
– Food, shelter, animals of the jungle,…[Read more]
“Insider Outsider” by Bryan Lorits is an excellent and enlightening read on a black evangelical in a mainly white evangelical culture. Around 190 pages, the book contains chapters about 3-5 pages addressing many thoughts and issues on the topic. Some topics covered include:
1. Being too quick to label people based on their accent.
2. Various…[Read more]
“The Peacemaking Church” is a great read for anyone who wants to improve church unity and be different from many other parts of society where conflict is so prevalent (politics, business, home, etc.). Just over 150 pages, the book covers many topics, including:
1. 5 important virtues to have for church unity.
2. How church unity correlates wit…[Read more]
“The New Elder’s Handbook” is a good and informative read on developing leaders to strengthen the local church and assisting the senior pastor and staff. Around 180 pages, many topics are covered, including:
1. Various ways elders can help the local church through teaching God’s Word.
2. 7 foundational principles of spiritual growth.
3. 4…[Read more]
“Fixing My Eyes On Jesus” by Anne Graham Lotz is an excellent devotion of many readings focusing on one topic – the center of world history – Jesus Christ. Each devotion is one page of a few paragraphs and large enough font to easily read. Whether the need for spiritual and physical restoration, forgiveness, being a witness, etc. each reading…[Read more]
“Teaching Across Cultures” is a good title for anyone teaching people of different backgrounds. Around 150 pages, the book addresses many topics, including:
1. Teaching objectives to be reached.
2. Meeting cultural expectations as you teach.
3. Differing values across many cultures.
4. Dealing with human nature, educational content, and…[Read more]
“The Magnificent Journey” is a good title is a good title for anyone wanting to grow deeper in their walk with Jesus Christ. Around 180 pages (including a study guide), the title covers several topics, including:
1. While the cost of discipleship is high, the cost of nondiscipleship is higher.
2. Various ways God speaks to us.
3. The only…[Read more]
“Beyond Blessed” by Robert Morris is a good read and encouragement to use money for God’s glory and advancing His kingdom. Around 250 pages, the author addresses many topics, including:
1. The problem of ingratitude.
2. The importance of delayed gratification (no, you do not need to have everything you want when you want it!).
3. Being content…[Read more]
“The Five Marks Of A Man” by Brian Tome challenges men to be courageous, stop being like a little boy, grow up and get over yourself, and be the man God wants you to be. Just under 200 pages, the author addresses several areas and uses the analogy of how a boy and man would act in the particular area.
The book is organized as follows:
“Hearing God” by Dallas Willard will challenge you to intentionally spend more time in God’s presence and listen to His leading for your life. Almost 300 pages, the author addressed many issues on the topic, including:
1. 3 potential problems in our quest to hear from God.
2. 3 guidelines to hearing from God.
3. Negative responses people can…[Read more]
“Knowing God” is one of those Christian classics that seems to get better with time. The latest edition still retains many valuable spiritual insights, including:
1. 4 effects of truly knowing God.
2. 2 problems in using images to worship God.
3. Relationships between members of the Trinity.
4. 6 aspects of God’s love.
5. 4 thoughts about…[Read more]
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